Stan Haw, Simons’ longest serving employee (43 years and counting), has been immortalised among the great and the good with his very own grotesque, which now graces the heady heights of the Cathedral.

Naturally, Stan says he feels very honoured. Only a select few crafts people have been chosen over the years – having one’s head carved out of the finest Lincoln Limestone and your craft represented in such a unique way won’t ever happen to most of us. As a scaffolder, Stan’s grotesque has a scaffold spanner in his mouth, which made the pre-carving photoshoot an experience in itself. The carving is testament to the relationship he has forged and the commitment he has shown to the Cathedral team over the many years he has worked with them.

The placing of the carving into its fine home today will surely be one of the most memorable occasions in Simons’ history. Congratulations, Stan.